I'm not a professional photographer, but I have been taking photos on and off since the age of 10 or so, starting with a battered hand-
I switched to colour slides instead and let the various film manufacturers take the strain of processing. (But not Kodak because they used cheap and vulnerable cardboard mounts.) This also avoided the risk of the local photographic shop not replacing the developer chemicals often enough, which leads to strangely dis-
Having worked my way through a bargain-
To say nothing of those accessories which just turn up. For example I have absolutely no recollection of ever purchasing a second hand macro bellows unit c/w manufacturers original box. Ever. Nevertheless there it sits, along with most of the other cameras above and two inherited plate cameras. They give rather good image quality on B+W plates -
Of course that the best camera is the one you have with you. Blindingly obvious, when you think about it...
The images on this site include some scanned from a large collection of 35mm colour slides taken with the film compacts or the Prakticas. There are also some from later on, (when slide film became less widely stocked in shops) scanned from 35mm colour negative film shot using the Minolta film SLR. However the majority are more recent and were digital ab initio.
I have always been interested in landscape and seascape photography -
Site updated 13 September 2016